Posted: 45 days ago

Vehicle Standards Assessor

Salary: £20,855 + Allowances

Location: UK

Job type: Permanent



Do you have mechanical experience on anything from cars to HGVs?

Great eye for detail?

Want to make a difference to road safety in Great Britain?

If so, this is a brilliant opportunity to join the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). We’re the government agency dedicated to helping people stay safe on Great Britain’s roads.

We’re looking to recruit mechanically talented people who have a positive attitude and work ethic, with great customer focus and a high level of professionalism.

The job role

As a Vehicle Standards Assessor (VSA), you’ll use your knowledge and experience to carry out technical examinations on a variety of vehicles to ensure they are legally compliant. Working at a number of Authorised Testing Facilities (ATF’s), you’ll become a recognised expert in roadworthiness standards for the HGV and PSV industries. You’ll play a key part in providing a high quality service and offering advice on vehicle safety and maintenance.

Working hours and salary

You’ll work an average of 37 hours per week, working flexibly over the course of the year.

Your salary will start at £20,855 with up to £10,500 allowances depending on location. There are monthly flexibility payments in the allowances dependant on your meeting certain criteria.

We offer a generous benefits package including a lease car, excellent pension, salary sacrifice scheme and much more.

You’ll receive a 16-week training programme as part of your induction to ensure you have the right skills and knowledge for your role. In addition, we will fund an IRTEC accreditation, plus on-going professional development.


  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent pension options
  • Option of a lease car
  • Full DVSA clothing and equipment provided
  • Dedicated training programme to enhance your skills set, including a DVSA-funded industry accreditation (IRTEC), plus on-going professional development
  • A range of policies and services to support well-being and good work-life balance, e.g. flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, Employee Assistance Programme


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